A Closer Look at Protected Classes
According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal in all 50 states to discriminate against an employee on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, age, citizenship status or genetic information. The state of California has added marital status, sexual orientation, HIV status and political affiliation… Read More »
You Can Stop Sexual Harassment!
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal government agency that protects your right to a workplace free of discriminatory practices. Just because the law outlaws it, does not mean sexual harassment has been eliminated. Although sexual harassment has been illegal since 1976, it is still all too common. If you are being sexually… Read More »
How to Know if You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated
Most employment contracts in California are based on the concept of at-will employment, meaning that either the employee or the employer can decide to end the business relationship whenever they want to. An employer does not need to show just cause for firing or demoting an employee, nor does an employee need a good reason… Read More »
What is Sexual Harassment?
According the U.S. Equal Employment Commission, the prohibition of sexual harassment is clearly defined: It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Sexual harassment is a common form of gender discrimination, punishable by law. A 2012 survey by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)… Read More »